Best Chess Books
Chess Biographies And Game Collections
Entertaining Chess Books
In addition to some amazing chess skills, the panel also appreciated how engaging and fun these books were.
IM Christof Sielecki: “Great games, beautifully written, just a pleasure to read and browse through.” IM Christof Sielecki Other series, like Kasparov’s monumental My Great Predecessors share the insights and knowledge of legend players from a different perspective. Rafael Leitao (GM) describes it very well. “The most skilled player in the world analyzing games of former world champions. It doesn’t get any better.” Chess fans and players alike are extremely fortunate to be able to enjoy these masterpieces by the best in the game.
Chessable receives a lot of requests for suggestions about the best Chess Books for Beginners.
It’s possible to request almost anything.
Let’s take a look at the various courses available and see if they are worth your time. Here it is:
Chess Books Recommended for Beginners
Although learning chess can be difficult, it’s even more challenging to go from being someone who understands the rules to playing chess.
The chess book for beginners is a great resource. To improve your chess skills, it’s important that you take it seriously. It requires that you study chess like every other discipline.
Many texts are available for newbies. Therefore, choosing the best beginner’s chess books is difficult.
Chessable however has focused on these choices:
Tactics by Tim Brennan; Andrea Carson
Mastering Mates 1 is the quick way to learn how to mate But the big daddy of them all is GM Susan Polgar’s brilliant Learn Chess the Right Way series which covers just about everything.
Here’s our selection of top-rated chess books, for beginners.
Best Chess Opening Books
Here’s the thing: As every chess player’s tastes differ, so it’s difficult to put together a list.
There are however two things that stand out from our library:
Keep It Simple. 1.e4 By IM Christof Sielecki, was the Chess. The Pub Book Award for 2018 is the inaugural course on Chessable to be released in print. This book is a top choice when it comes to the most popular chess books of 2018.
French Toast: The Indian Super GM Pentala Harikrishna’s 1… e6 recipe is another new chess book and a rarity because it was written by an active elite grandmaster.
Not only are there many chess-opening books in our library, but they could easily fill hundreds more libraries. The popularity of opening books is greater than that of any other chess book, so it’s difficult to choose the right one.
The Best Chess Books For Intermediate Players
Here’s where things get tricky. The difficulty of choosing the right books to chess for intermediate players lies not in the sheer number (although there are plenty), but rather in how you define intermediate.
Chessable’s intermediate books include both the beginner and expert sections. They might be too easy, or too hard for intermediate players.
A few books might be placed right at the center of our rating chart, but there are others. Below is our top-rated list for intermediate players.
Van Perlo’s Endgame Tactics for Sharp Middle Games: An Practical Guide to Chess Calculation
Grandmasters: Best Chess Books
There are few books that can truly be described as grandmaster-level, making it difficult for Grandmasters to choose the right chess book.
There have been many on Chessable. However, our GM Pentala Harikrishna anti-French course is probably our most cutting-edge GM Harikrishna’s repertoire is so new he only debuted some of the lines a week before publication when he put in a stellar performance at the Shenzhen Masters.
For the record, GM Harikrishna pulled off wins against Super GMs Richard Rapport and Yangyi Yu with the theory he presents here. Both are included as model games.
The Best Chess Books
Chess players love chess books. It’s part of the culture of chess to read books. Fortunately, there is no shortage of chess books for us to read!
Is there a secret to a good chess book? We can draw several conclusions from the lists of top chess books in our opinion.
There is great chess within the books. No matter whether the book contains games of world champions and instructive positions during a specific phase, the beautiful and true beauty of chess will be on display.
The second is that some of the most important books are stories. It could be the story of a player’s journey as in Tal’s My Life and Games. It might be the story behind the evolution of Chess like in Kasparov’s My Great Predecessors.
Finally, many of the books inspire and teach. A beginner could study the champions Lasker or Capablanca’s first games, while a skilled player might dive into Dvoretsky’s manuals. These works, with their games, words, and positions, will inspire you to learn, as well as show you how.
Reading the books can be just as fun as the games!
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Mayhem In The Morra
Mayhem in Morra, *the* book on the Smith Morra Gambit is called “Mayhem in the Morra”. Marc Esserman was the one who used Smith Morra effectively in tournament play against Hikaru Nakamura.
These books were all recommended by chess grandmasters! You can click the “more info” button to read more details about each book.
I trust this guideline will assist you in choosing the best chess manuals. For grandmasters can’t judge the quality of chess books.
Have you found a recommendation from a grandmaster that is not yet in the list? Let me know by sending an email.
The Ebook: How to Improve on Chess
You can’t improve your game by making these 10 mistakes. Please enter your email below to receive the free ebook. I frequently get questions from players of all levels about what the best books are for studying chess. Because of this theme, I created an Online Lecture that focuses exclusively on the top chess book ever published.
That was the moment I created a basic article listing the seven greatest books ever written about chess. I decided that the article should be rewritten, with six additional works that I feel are most relevant to the training of my son.
Chess, which is the topic of a great deal of literature, is something that is highly personal. My list actually represents the books I read and that helped to shape my personality as a player. Although the books may appear in an order that isn’t predetermined, it does not reflect any ‘ranking. Even if you choose the most important, it is still difficult to pick them.
This collection contains 5 books and is aimed at advanced players with a rating above 2300 FIDE. Volumes 1 (about endinggame play–it contains incredible positions that taught me as a teenager how complex chess could be) and volume 2 (tactics), which include my favorite position Tal – Portisch. You can find positions that even Grandmasters will be unable to handle. It is not easy to achieve mastery.
In my opinion this Yusupov series revolutionized the study of chess players from basic to intermediate levels. All important aspects for the development of chess are covered, with a special emphasis on decision-making. While the theoretical discussion is brief, readers are asked to perform a series exercises. Recommend all of the books in this collection! I have three in my library and I can say that many positions are interesting even to grandmaster level.
It’s the best of classics. I’m lucky to have a Portuguese version in my library. It was not only written by one if the finest chess player of all times, but also contains a fair selection of games (both losses and draws). It is interesting to compare the analysis of Fischer, made in the late 60’s, with powerful modern analysis engines. Oder, even better, try comparing Bobby’s analysis and Kasparov’s. This is Volume 4 in the “Great Predecessors” series.
The famous book of the 1953 Candidates Tournament, won by Smyslov, has analysis of all games and is a fantastic way to improve our understanding of the game. Many comments contain a great deal of information, and there are few variations. The favorite book among many top chess players is this one. This book is great for when you just want to jump through some games quickly and without too much stress.
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